If you think your employer will fire you for something you did on your watch, you are in for a rude awakening.
The American Federation of Government Employees Union is warning members to take precautions against retaliation, and has a new petition to start circulating.
The petition was created by members of AFGE’s Local 479.
In it, the union warns that “employers are not going to give a rat’s ass if you don’t tell them where you worked, what your hours were, what you did in your spare time, or the hours you were out at the gym.”
The union also says that it is important for employees to keep track of their hours and their wages.
If you were on a paid leave, you might not have that information.
You have to tell your employer what you are doing at any given time, but it is also important to report it if you do not know about it,” AFGE Local 489 organizer David J. Green told NBC News.”
We’re very concerned that if you’re on a leave of absence and you are not notified of that, you will not be able to file a complaint.
So you have to report this, and that’s why we’ve been calling for this petition,” Green said.”
The employer is not going get away with this.
The person who did this, they’re going to find out that they’re in trouble,” Green continued.”
If they fire you, they will know that it was your fault.
They will not want to hire you.
And if you continue to work in their business, they may just think that you’re a liability, because you didn’t take their company to court, didn’t file a wage complaint, or take time off,” Green explained.
A report last month from the Government Accountability Office found that many employers were paying less for overtime, and not paying overtime as required.
The GAO also said that federal government employees who do not meet minimum wage requirements are losing their job security.
The Government Accountability report found that more than 10,000 federal workers received at least $50,000 in overtime in 2016.
The majority of them earned less than $32,000.
More than 70 percent of the employees who were receiving overtime were women and they received the highest wage rates.
The report also found that nearly two-thirds of the federal employees receiving overtime did not file a salary claim, but they were paid at the rate of $15 an hour.”
That is why we are so concerned that this is happening in this country, that it’s a problem in the workplace,” Green added.
A study from the American Council of Learned Societies found that one-quarter of the nation’s employers are using “workplace wellness programs,” which can help employees reduce their workload, improve their health, and improve their personal lives.
According to the study, more than 70% of employers surveyed reported they are “actively monitoring” their employees’ health.
Green said the union wants to make sure employees get the information they need to file their complaint with their employers.”
It’s really important that if your employer is in trouble and they don’t know about this, that they make it clear to the employee that they have to get back to us and make sure that they know that this will not happen again,” he said.
The union will start collecting signatures in the coming days and will hold a press conference on Wednesday.